Residents of Adeleke Street, Ikeja, Lagos State, were this afternoon taken by surprise when two suspected carjackers were given a hot chase to the neighbourhood.
The suspects were said to have broken into a Toyota Highlander jeep parked on Tinuade Street opposite First Bank Bust Stop, off Allen Road, and made away with phones and a laptop computer.
Luck, however, ran out on one of the suspects as he was chased and caught at Adeleke Street, off Tinuade.
A lady, who works in one of the offices located along Tinuade street, said on Friday, June 19, some people came to their office dressed as PHCN staff and stole phones and laptops.
The neighbourhood was so apprehensive that some of the residents were halting people from carrying out jungle justice, as most of the people at the scene wanted to execute jungle justice. Jungle justice is not allowed by law, hence several of them stood against it and told the owner of the vehicle to call the police.
The apprehended suspect after much beating and threat to burn him alive, confessed that himself and his accomplice actually committed the crime. He urged the owner of the car to quickly track down his partner before he takes their loot to computer village in Ikeja and disposed of it.
When he was asked to produce the phone number of his accomplice, he said he doesn’t have a mobile phone, noting that he can be tracked down at their hideout where they normally meet after a successful job.
the owner of the car took the advice of some of the elders at the scene and went to the police station to formally lodge a complain. he returned to the scene with a patrol van, which eventually took the suspect away.
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